Richmond to Easby Abbey – Circular Walk

Walking Distance: Approximately 4 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This gentle circular walk takes in the sights of  historic Richmond as well as the evocative ruins of  Easby Abbey founded in 1152. Following a disused railway line for the majority of the circuit, walkers are rewarded with stunning scenery and a number of historic buildings including the abbey  and  neighbouring St. Agatha’s church ( be sure to enter the church which  houses a number of intact 13th century paintings).


Marske and Skelton Moor

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate with some uphill sections

This circular walk leaves from the village of Marske (approximately 5 miles from Richmond) and offers varied scenery and spectacular views from atop of Skelton Moor. A good level of fitness is required for the short, but fairly steep, accent to the top of the moor. 

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Reeth and Marrick Priory

Walking Distance: 7.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate with some uphill sections

This moderate circular walk starts in the dales village of Reeth before following the river Swale towards 12th  century Marrick priory. Founded in 1152, Marrick priory was inhabited by 12 nuns at the time of the reformation in the late 1500’s. From Marrick, a climb towards Fremington edge affords spectacular views of the dales national park.

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